Converse All Star Andy Warhol Spring 2015 Collection

Converse All Star Andy Warhol Spring 2015 Collection

Friday, January 30, 2015 by Wendy Lam

Converse just launched its Spring 2015 collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation featuring bold Warhol imagery across a range of tees and footwear for both men and women. In addition, there will be a “limited edition Converse Andy Warhol All Star Chuck ’70 sneaker ($150), celebrating the preeminent 20th century American artist who famously used the Chuck Taylor All Star as a blank canvas and platform for self-expression. Limited to only 200 pairs (available on January 31), the sneaker is a near replica of Andy Warhol’s original work of art Converse All Star, c. 1984-6, which is part of the permanent collection at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.”

The Spring 2015 Converse Chuck Taylor Andy Sneaker and Apparel Collection will be available starting Saturday, February 7th at specialty retailers, Converse stores and for $35 – $90 USD. Love this collection, so dope!

More photos and info after the jump…

The highly limited Converse Andy Warhol All Star Chuck ’70 will be available for purchase in North America only beginning Saturday, January 31 at Converse stores for a suggested retail price of $150 USD.

During the mid-1980’s, Warhol returned to the newspaper advertisements that informed his earlier work. He created a body of work incorporating contemporaneous ads and commercial illustrations that differed from the photographic screen prints and highly stylized celebrity imagery he had featuring his work during this time. During this creative renaissance, he conceived Converse All Star. Using a pair of his own Chucks as the canvas, Warhol applied various hand-screened graphics he was working with at the time in conjunction with paintings, prints and drawings – from motorcycles to cold war maps.


Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Andy Warhol Collection
Taking one of Warhol’s most iconic and recognizable prints, the Campbell’s Soup can, Converse reinterprets and repurposes this screen print. On the high top sneaker a singular soup can print is utilized in bold primary colors, while the low top stacks the Campbell’s Soup cans on top of one another to create a layered pattern that adds depth and dimension, a common technique used by Warhol. Available for a suggested retail price of $60-$65 USD.

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